Our sauna in the Kronen-Garten

Have gar­den. Will sweat!

Words of wis­dom from our gar­den­ers. The gar­den at the Kro­ne is no dif­fe­rent. Howe­ver, for once you can sweat in style rather than dig­ging up the soil, wate­ring, plan­ting und ten­ding vegetables.

As luck would have it, we’ve got a won­derful sau­na in our gar­den, desi­gned by our very own archi­tect Ber­nar­do Bader and built by the talen­ted artisans of the craft coope­ra­ti­ve Werk­raum Bre­gen­zer­wald.

Thanks to its uni­que design we now rather affec­tion­a­te­ly call it our UFO in the gar­den. Insi­de, you’ll find a clas­sic Fin­nish sau­na, a sana­ri­um with lower tem­pe­ra­tures, soft steam and plea­sant humi­di­ty, gre­at show­ers and a divi­ne tre­at­ment room for massages.

Remem­ber the old ada­ge that cold water is good for you? Step into the Kneipp water tre­a­ding basin on a hot sum­mer day and revi­ve tho­se wea­ry feet. Just a few steps fur­ther and you’re in the quiet rela­xa­ti­on zone, brea­the in the won­derful aro­ma of wood fur­nis­hings and … just … chill.

Fan­cy enjoy­ing your sau­na while doing your bit for the environment?

  1. The Kro­ne has been award­ed the Aus­tri­an eco-label and we do not use dis­posable bath slip­pers, as their life span’s just too short. Ins­tead, we ask you to bring your own slip­pers or flip flops. Thank you, your coope­ra­ti­on is much appreciated.
  2. In order to con­ser­ve ener­gy resour­ces, the sauna’s open dai­ly from 3pm to 7pm as the­se are the most popu­lar times with our guests.

If you want to go to the sau­na ear­lier or later, just let the recep­ti­on know.

And even on hot days in sum­mer we are wai­ting for your com­mand to heat up (20 minu­tes advance).

Between public and private is the fireplace room.

The crown fire­place room is a real shape-shifter. Becau­se it is:

  • Res­t­ing island for rela­xed browsing,
  • Mee­ting place for the joint ape­ri­tif befo­re dinner,
  • open living room for poker, chess, Yu-Gi-Oh or Sett­lers of Catan games after hiking, in the rain or after ski­ing and cross-country skiing,
  • from time to time the venue for lite­ra­ry rea­dings and small concerts,
  • Room for tea time with home­ma­de cakes, fruit and samovar,
  • a good place to get into con­ver­sa­ti­on with new and old acquain­tances or even to have a rela­xed look at holes in the air,
  • and not infre­quent­ly the fire­place room is also the place to reflect on the day and enjoy a last glass befo­re going to bed,

Happiness sometimes sounds like a ball noise.

Move­ment — counter-movement: Back and forth, ping and pong. In dyna­mics, some­whe­re bet­ween medi­ta­ti­ve and com­pe­ti­ti­ve. In the ping-pong cel­lar of the Kro­ne, the “Kro­nen­bu­ben” Oskar and Max, employees, over­night and restau­rant guests, now and then a sup­pli­er or a neigh­bor play.

Next to it, a clim­bing frame lends its­elf to ano­ther form of move­ment and counter-movement: Up and down to help litt­le guests get rid of their unu­sed ener­gy of the day.

On the chalk­board wall of the ping-pong base­ment, one always dis­co­vers notes of match results, a tic-tac-toe series, or even expres­sio­ni­stic children’s drawings.

But don’t worry: What hap­pens in the ping­pong room, stays in the ping­pong room.

Wall design by Ani­ta Leh­ner, “Gschtrub